Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group tackles problems caused by the Arum Lily

Flora protectors: Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group president Evelyn Taylor, vice-president Des Donnelly, Boyanup Botanical representative Raelene Joyce, and Cristal Mining representative Greg Overton. Photo: Supplied.
Flora protectors: Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group president Evelyn Taylor, vice-president Des Donnelly, Boyanup Botanical representative Raelene Joyce, and Cristal Mining representative Greg Overton. Photo: Supplied.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray has welcomed environmental initiatives by the newly-formed Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group.

Cristal Mining has donated enough seeds to plant 30,000 Tuart trees.

The trees will be planted throughout the Ludlow Forest as part of the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group’s efforts.

Cristal Mining representative Greg Overton was pleased to be able to contribute to the group’s projects.

“I’m pleased that Cristal Mining is able to contribute to the restoration of the Ludlow Tuart Forest,” he said.

It is great to see the Federal Government contributing to the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group with much-needed funding.

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray

The Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group has been working closely with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in its restoration efforts.

Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group president Evelyn Taylor said the remnant 2,500 hectares of Ludlow Tuart Forest were under serious threat.

The Arum Lily is a declared pest in Western Australia, particularly in the South West region.

Mr Murray recently discussed the problem of Arum Lilies with Ms Taylor and Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group vice-president Des Donnelly.

“It is great to see the Federal Government contributing to the Ludlow Tuart Forest Restoration Group with much-needed funding,” Mr Murray said. 

“The group has undertaken multiple environmental and community initiatives and I applaud them for their tireless work.

“The Arum Lily not only damages our environment but, with their poisonous bulb, roots, and stem, poses a significant threat to the natural wildlife throughout the forest.”

Mr Murray will later present the group’s concerns to Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson.

The group has also begun restoration work on the old cottages at the Ludlow Mill Site. 

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